Friday, October 06, 2006

Celebrating Diversity in the Labour Party!

When I see a Muslim woman wearing a headscarf or a hijab, I don't feel threatened, I celebrate it. - Ruth Kelly MP, August 2006.

Remove full veils - Jack Straw MP, October 2006.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

lABOUR IS GOING DOWN THE WRONG ROUTE WITH STRAW'S COMMENTS ABOUT MUSLIM HEADSCARVES. I AGREE WITH RUTH KELLY ABOUT CELEBRATING IT. WHATEVER PEOPLE WEAR, LET THEM WEAR IT. NOTICE HOW STRAW DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING WHEN THOSE RAMBLERS WALKED AROUND BRITAIN WITH NOTHING ON. FROM ROB WOOLLER.

Alex Fear said...

Must disagree with you Anony.

Jack Straw was not being racist or prejudice in anyway and the media have taken this in a completely stupid way.

Human being communicate with more than just speaking words, we rely on eye contact, eyebrows, the movement of the muscles on the face, the ability to see a smile or a smirk or a frown. That's a fact of human nature.

Secondly even muslim clerics have pointed out that it is not a religious requirement for a muslim woman to wear a hijab. There are many muslim women the world over who do not cover their faces or heads (but dress modestly). The Hijab and covering up are specifically cultural and imported from Saudi Arabia and other strictly Arab countries. Try reading this

Ruth Kelly is just pandering to an extreme religious class- she has absolutely no clue and no backbone.

Snafu said...

It does seem somewhat ironic that Muslim women are not allowed to wear scarves in the only Muslim country in Europe!

Stevo in Taichung said...

Ruth Kelly is an asshole.